No matter how hard studios try, there’s always someone who steals set footage and spreads it on the web. Luckily, director Shane Black and Marvel’s Kevin Feige used today’s Comic-Con press conference (for Iron Man 3) to clear up a matter of stolen images (can be seen below).

During the conference, Black was asked about the leaked photos of Iron Patriot hitting the net. We wanted to know if he had a specific story in mind and if Rhodey (Don Cheadle) would eventually step into the suit. Here’s what both Black and producer Feige had to say…

Kevin Feige: They were online. The not fun thing is that it’s online and you don’t have a lot of control over that stuff anymore. The reason it was online is because it was a real practical suit. And it was on the set and someone took a picture of it. It’s an actual awesomely designed suit that Mr. Cheadle does get to wear at certain points in the movie.

Then Shane added…

Shane Black: The good news and the fun thing for us by the way,  just in terms of the fans and the fan blogs, is just how much of all the guessing is so wrong. Completely off base. I said, ‘Let’s just get someone in here to walk around as one of the most obscure Marvel villains ever.’ Get some costume at KMart and have that show up. We love the rumors. We love that.

One of the stolen pictures they’re referring to…

Here’s Black and Feige talking about it at the press conference:

Iron Man 3 opens in theaters everywhere May 3.